Posts Tagged ‘ Detritus ’

2013 in review

December 31, 2013
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2013 in review

I am certainly not one to decline when someone offers to write a blog entry for me. Here, courtesy of the stats monkeys at WordPress is the annual report for the AvocetSolutions.com blog: And here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in...
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Susan’s Life Lesson No. 2

September 26, 2013
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You have a right to ask for what you want. You may not get it, but you have a right to ask. My son took a summer job with the understanding that he would work 20 hours/week.  This would allow him to enroll in summer school at the same time.  At first everything went...
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Roadside Wisdom

November 19, 2012
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Roadside Wisdom

I’m not normally a fan of graffiti. But I have been quite taken with one particular instance of graffiti that appeared in my neighborhood a few months ago. Here it is: I don’t know who wrote this, but I like their way of taking something ordinary and injecting it simultaneously with humor and profundity....
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Big Data in the News

November 30, 2011
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As a SAS programmer, the idea of Big Data is nothing new to me.  Decades have passed since I first wrestled with the special challenges of making sense out of huge data sets. Some things have changed, of course.  A million records doesn’t seem as remarkable now as it did 20 years ago, but...
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The Promise of Living

May 6, 2011
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The Promise of Living

In Memorium Robert D. Jensvold November 13, 1928 to March 10, 2011 During the few weeks when my father was sick, I discovered an instrumental version of Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land Suite” and fell in love with one particular movement, playing it over and over and over…. I just learned that “The Tender...
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PowerPoint: A Cautionary Tale

March 8, 2011
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PowerPoint: A Cautionary Tale

With SGF 2011 fast approaching, I’m sure I’m not the only speaker  hard at work preparing my PowerPoint presentations.  I can remember the old days when speakers brought actual slide trays full of film slides.  I don’t miss the expense of those slides or the amount of room they took in my suitcase, and...
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Greatest Hits of 2010

January 19, 2011
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Greatest Hits of 2010

I should have posted this a couple weeks ago, but I’ve been hard at work writing papers for SAS Global Forum (more about that in future posts!). These were the popular posts and pages on AvocetSolutions.com in 2010. 1) What can I use SAS for? 2) Top 10 Reasons to Use SAS Enterprise Guide...
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SAS in the News

September 7, 2010
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What do social networking, SAS, and Saddam Hussein’s chauffeur have in common? The article, “Untangling the Social Web,” in the newest issue of Economist magazine has given SAS some nice free PR. I wonder if I’m an “influencer?” I wonder how long it will take for this posting to show up in SAS Institute’s...
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